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PZ Myers found that the Institute for Creation Research is using a recent Genome Research paper as evidence for design. In the paper, Arizona State researchers studied copy number variations patterns in 30 human and 30 chimpanzee genomes. They found that the species shared duplication hotspots where there tended to be more CNVs.

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University of Idaho researchers model the scientific discovery process to examine the link between reproducibility and scientific truth.

A bill passed by a US House of Representatives appropriations subcommittee would give scientific agencies including the National Science Foundation boosts in funding.

Relocating USDA agencies outside of Washington, DC, may make them less effective, critics of the move tell NPR.

In PLOS this week: genes that help Borrelia burgdorferi survive in ticks, CiliaCarta collection of about 1,000 suspected cilia genes, and more.